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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Spotlight Author - Angela Smith talks about her new release Fatal Snag

I am thrilled to bring you another outstanding author who I know you will love knowing more about. Angela Smith's new release Fatal Snag came out Monday March 17 and I got the low down on her new romantic suspense. But first, I'm sure you all would love to know a little about Angela. So grab your coffee and pull up that chair and meet the lady behind the book.
Do you do anything to get you into the zone to write?

It depends on the day. Sometimes I just wake up and can start writing and other times I can’t even think about writing that morning and will wait for the evening. (Unless it’s a perfect day and I do both). Some days it takes a glass of wine, a lot of deep breaths, or listening to some really good songs.

 Which authors inspire your writing?

Reading a lot of many different types of writing always inspires and challenges me to write better, but Sandra Brown is my favorite writer of all time.  Her work, along with my job at a prosecutor’s office, is what convinced me I needed to add suspense to my romance.
What is your favorite book, character and why?
If we’re talking of my book character, there’s no way I could choose. It’d be like choosing a favorite child. I love them all. I do have a few who won’t leave me alone, but that’s because I never finished their story.

Do you prefer to write erotic or sweet?

I don’t write erotic, but my stories are much too sensual to be labeled sweet. I guess you could say I’m middle-of-the road.


Which famous person, living or dead, are you drawn to?

Bruce Lee.  


Where do you see yourself in five years?

In five years, I’ll have the time in my job to be able to retire if I so desire, and I will definitely be continuing to write.


Finish this sentence: I know I’ve made it when_
I have a couple of zeroes before the decimal point of my royalty check, LOL.


What advice would you give aspiring writers?

Write what you love, what speaks to you, and what you enjoy reading. Don’t give up and don’t waste your time. Oh, the books I could have written if I hadn’t been wasting my time being too tired from my full-time job.


What do you see yourself writing in the future?

I have a YA I really want to write and a few other ideas, but my love of romantic suspense will never die, so I’ll also continue on that path.


If you could have one superpower what would it be and why?

Invincibility, because I’d never be too scared to try the many things I’d like to try. Invisibility would be nice, too, because I’d love to be a fly on the wall at certain times.


What time of the day are you at your best to write?

Either early mornings or late evenings.


And now for something completely different…


What do you look at first with an attractive man or woman, face, body or smile?



Explain your perfect day.

My perfect day would be to wake up early on my own without an alarm, drink a couple cups of coffee while I write the most amazing scene, and my cats sitting at my feet. After a few thousand words, I’d get up and exercise, eat and tend to activities that must be tended, i.e. shower and outdoor animals, gardening, etc. I’d do something fun that day and my husband would grill me something outside for dinner while I sit with him and watch the sunset. As the evening rolls to an end, I’d write more amazing scenes.


What is the most decadent desert you can’t say no to?

Chocolate covered cherries.


Do you have a favorite holiday what is it and what makes it special to you?

Christmas Eve. The memories, the joy, the magic, the family gatherings and just everything that leads up to the next morning. 


What key words describe you best?

Loyal, creative, and ambitious

During her senior year in high school, Angela Smith was dubbed most likely to write a novel, and that has been her dream ever since her mother read Brer Rabbit to her and her sister so often that they were able to recite it back to each other before actually learning to read. She’s always enjoyed stories about the adventure of love, and getting involved in the legal field developed her love of suspense. A certified paralegal, work gives her perfect fodder for her romantic suspense stories. When not caring for her small farm or spending time with her husband of two decades, she enjoys creating, reading, and dreaming of the places she’ll visit one day.
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Fatal Snag by Angela Smith

Hollywood fashion consultant Naomi Fisher is happy to use her obsessive-compulsive planning to assist with her cousin's wedding, but her history with the sexy and sullen Chayton Chambers, the groom’s brother, terrifies her. When the groom is kidnapped at his own wedding, Chayton and Naomi rush to find an important relic to satisfy the ransom before her cousin becomes a widow before a bride. Naomi trades garters for guns as survival, and love becomes a deadly game impossible to resist.

Surprise flashed through his brain, but he narrowed his eyes before it had a chance to erupt on his face. He edged closer. In her heels, her nose usually touched his chin, but now the top of her head came under his chin. Her breath curled around his cheek, exerting an agitated pull on his hormones that left him shaky and hesitant. He camouflaged that hesitation with cockiness and confidence.
She inched her nose higher. He leaned down to look at her, his face a fingerbreadth from hers. “Maybe that’s your problem,” he grumbled. “Maybe you can’t get over the fact that I never tried to kiss you.”
He closed in on her, pinning her against the wall as he settled his hands on the wall near her head. She couldn’t move with him so near and he made a point to trap her.
He remained that way for several seconds, staring into blue eyes of defiance as they breathed in each other’s breath. His pulse hinged precariously close to plunging overboard and disrupting his steady poise, but for now he held on.
Then he kissed her. Hard. Briefly. Fervidly. Heat traversed from his toes, agitating his shaky thighs and roosting in his loins only to explode behind his eyes.
She deepened the kiss, a slight brush of her tongue against his. He held on another brief moment then dropped his hands and backed away before his point became futile. Swiping a hand across his mouth, he pinned her with a hard gaze. “Is that better?”
“I’m not here to ask your forgiveness.”

Information about the book:
Title: Fatal Snag
Author: Angela Smith
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: 17 March 2014
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